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Old 09-07-2006, 04:54 PM   #4306
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Hello!!! guy, me a newbie in this forum will be also going to Taipei 5D4N first long oversea travel and going alone( abet scare) in coming sept 06 . Below I have a few questions need to ask the expert, hope that you all can assist me a few.





1. I will be staying in the Good Ground Hotel for the above day, any comment about this hotel. E.g.: Location, room, and other?



2. From the CKS airport, is there what transport should I take? e.g.: bus, train, or taxi that can reach the hotel/place?
BUs-feiguo



3. As I will be travel with jetstarasia, as you know by the time when I reach the airport + travel to the hotel it will be quite late. So my main concern is should I inform the hotel that I will be check-in late or by default will they hold for me? And I have paid all the hotel cost already. By the way I book the hotel through jetstarasia website under octopustravel-asia.
Dont worry,just let them know what time is your flight.they will know what to do




4. I will be confuse as if I read through all the 280+ page in this forum, so I request that if your itinerary match with my travel day(5D4N) and same hotel or same travel day + different hotel but still in xinmentin. So is there possible that you share your detail itinerary with me? And sorry for the trouble cause.





5. What are the safety concern should I look for, since I travel along without experience ?





Well.... that all for the time being, and in future I may have other question ask to check with you all, once again thank you so much for reading my silly post and have a nice day
see my ans under each question
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:12 PM   #4307
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Hee yup this minsu is weidely recommended in here

I think you are talking about Fei Tian (飞天) MaLa Hotpot located in XimenDin mentioned by someone previously. I went recently, I managed to found it (after walking for some time, it's sort of 'outside of Ximendin shopping area') but decided to skip it and try another one:



'Cuz comparing the prices, I felt this was more value for money. More variety of food and you can also bbq the food at the same time!




Total cost includ. service charge = NT$878 for 2 persons.

bro,from hualien to taipei,no mrn train??cos my gf checked only for evening train back to taipei
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Old 09-07-2006, 08:12 PM   #4308
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Hi,
There are Many trains
Tze Chiang 1062 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep 06:35 Arrv09:40 445 3h 5m
Chu Kuang 54 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep07:20 Arrv11:21 NTD343 4h 1m
Tze Chiang 1064 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep08:12 Arrv10:56 NTD445 2h 44m
Tze Chiang 1052 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep09:00 Arrv11:50 NTD445 2h 50m
Chu Kuang 56 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep10:10 Arrv13:50 NTD343 3h 40m
Chu Kuang 48 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep11:15 Arrv14:05 NTD343 2h 50m
Chu Kuang 58 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep11:36 Arrv15:21 NTD343 3h 45m
Tze Chiang 1054 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep12:00 Arrv14:46 NTD445 2h 46m
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Old 09-07-2006, 08:34 PM   #4309
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i posted here a while ago,things have been finalised.below is my general itinery for now

day one
arrival CKS
check in hostel(taiwan hostel) and go shilin for dinner.

day two
morning train (8-9) to hualien
tour by ming su owner

day three
tour by ming su owner
to taroko park

day four
morning train back taipei
check in hotel at XMD
undergrd shopping mall
miramar
guang hua

day five
CKS MH (guards changing)
DTF for brunch
SYS memorial hall
taipei 101
wu fen pu
rauhe nite market

day six
yang ming shan
beitou
dam sui
fishermen wharf
nite market or fei tian ma la steamboat

day seven
empty for now
evening flight

hope to get some advice on this,thanks!
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Old 09-07-2006, 09:53 PM   #4310
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Question ????

see my ans under each question

Err...sorry but it seem like..... don't have any ans?????
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Old 09-07-2006, 10:15 PM   #4311
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Hi,
There are Many trains
Tze Chiang 1062 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep 06:35 Arrv09:40 445 3h 5m
Chu Kuang 54 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep07:20 Arrv11:21 NTD343 4h 1m
Tze Chiang 1064 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep08:12 Arrv10:56 NTD445 2h 44m
Tze Chiang 1052 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep09:00 Arrv11:50 NTD445 2h 50m
Chu Kuang 56 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep10:10 Arrv13:50 NTD343 3h 40m
Chu Kuang 48 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep11:15 Arrv14:05 NTD343 2h 50m
Chu Kuang 58 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep11:36 Arrv15:21 NTD343 3h 45m
Tze Chiang 1054 -- Hualien To Taipei Dep12:00 Arrv14:46 NTD445 2h 46m

you know something natty??

my gf told me she had "checked" and there's only one train which i found funny.but din was at work so din wanna argue with her so she went ahead and change the return air ticket date to a day later!!then she told me err actually there's many other trains

to be honest i dunno if she did it on purpose,women...when it comes to shopping,they can be real heartless and ruthless
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hi after reading over 100 ++ pages i still have some doubts to clear



1) how do i get to Taichong nite market ?

2) i do have a map of the MRT stations and not the railway cuz i wonder how to get to keelung. from wad i know i have to get a train from TP main station to keelung. can anyone paste a link of the railway map ?

3) one of the day i plan to go Yeliu, Jiu Fen, Keelung in a day but how do i get to Yeliu ? den from wad i had read jiu fen has nice lightnings at nite while keelung is more happening at nite too. how do i plan for this day ?

4)for Wu Fen Pu wad time do i reach there ? cuz around 6 some started to close shop already

roughly my itinerary ... i still need to work on it

1st day (Fri)

1700 arrive at CKS airport
1830 arrive at star hotel
1930 head to shilin market

2nd day (Sat)

0900 XMD
1200 Guanghua
?? not sure wad else near to go ??

3rd day (Sun)
1000 head for Zhong hsiao dong lu
1400 Wu Fen Pu

4th day (Mon)
1000 head to Yeliu to see the rock formation
1400 head to Jiu Fen
1800 head to Keelung

5th day (Tue)
1000 head to Beitou for hot spring
1500 head to Danshui for the food and lovers bridge
2000 head to Shilin market


6th day (Wed)
1200 checkout of hotel
1300 XMD

i'm going with my gf and we r around mid twenties so we looking to go places which can shop and eat and play... there r a lot of info already but just need a little help to clear some of my doubts .. thanks a lot
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Old 10-07-2006, 01:38 AM   #4313
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Hello!!! guy, me a newbie in this forum will be also going to Taipei 5D4N first long oversea travel and going alone( abet scare) in coming sept 06 . Below I have a few questions need to ask the expert, hope that you all can assist me a few.
1. I will be staying in the Good Ground Hotel for the above day, any comment about this hotel. E.g.: Location, room, and other?

Sorry can't help 'cuz I never try here before

2. From the CKS airport, is there what transport should I take? e.g.: bus, train, or taxi that can reach the hotel/place?

once you exit from the gate after taking your luggage, on your left will be those bus company eg. kuo Kuang, Freego, Evergreen that will take you to various part of Taipei. Check out where is your Hotel near to.

3. As I will be travel with jetstarasia, as you know by the time when I reach the airport + travel to the hotel it will be quite late. So my main concern is should I inform the hotel that I will be check-in late or by default will they hold for me? And I have paid all the hotel cost already. By the way I book the hotel through jetstarasia website under octopustravel-asia.

Call to confirm again.

4. I will be confuse as if I read through all the 280+ page in this forum, so I request that if your itinerary match with my travel day(5D4N) and same hotel or same travel day + different hotel but still in xinmentin. So is there possible that you share your detail itinerary with me? And sorry for the trouble cause.

I would really SUGGEST THAT YOU DO READ UP MOST OF THE PAGES; really useful for you in going to place to place. Use the search function to look for 5D4N itenerary in here.

I can provide one which I copied from this thread:


5D4N
13 July – Wednesday
1.15pm – Arrives Taipei!!!
2.30pm – Check-in Hotel
3.00pm – Taipei Metro Station + Xin Guang San Yue + Guang Hua + Sung Chiang (will take MRT from Taipei Metro to Zhongxiaoxinsheng)
7.30pm – Dinner with friend at Zhongxiao Dunhua

14 July – Thursday
Wake up by 8.00am
9.30am – Arrive at Beitou
Hot Spring (about 2 hours)
Hot Spring Museum (about ½ an hour)
Walk around Beitou
12.30pm – Depart for Tienmu + Lunch
3.00pm – Take MRT to Danshui
Shopping, walking around, look at Scenary – Lao Jie
Go to Yu Ren Ma Tuo (take bus Red 26)
7.00pm – Watch Lover’s Bridge light up
7.30pm – Depart for Shilin Night Market + Dinner

15 July – Friday
Wake up by 8.45am – Buy unlimited MRT pass
9.00am – Breakfast at Guting (Ding Tai Feng)
10.00am – CKS Memorial Hall – Take Photo
10.45am – Lungshan Temple – Optional
11.15am – Ximending + lunch
3.00pm – Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall – Take Photo
3.20pm – Taipei 101 + New York New York + Warner + Wufenpu + Raohe
7.30pm – Huaxi Jie (look at snakes) – Optional
8.00pm – Shilin Night Market, OR
7.30pm – Ximending until about 10pm then head to Shilin Night Market
8.00pm – Shilin Night Market

16 July – Saturday
Wake up by 7.00am
7.30am – Take MRT to Hsin Dian, take bus from Hsin Dian to Wulai, OR Take bus
from Taipei Railway Station
9.00am – Arrives Wulai for sightseeing
Cable Car + Yunxian Park
12.30pm – Depart Wulai to Taipei
2.00pm – Arrive Taipei Metro + Lunch
3.30pm – Head to Keelung
10.00pm – Return to Taipei (Bus Ticket approximately NTDD45)

17 July – Sunday
9.00am – Breakfast at Taipei Metro + last minute shopping!!!
11.45am – Depart for airport
2.20pm – Flight back to Singapore


5. What are the safety concern should I look for, since I travel along without experience ?

Erhm..Security wise, is comparable to that in Singapore. Whenever you are not too sure of directions, just ask the taiwanese. Out of topic, Bring UMBRELLA for sunny/rainy days
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1. I will be staying in the Good Ground Hotel for the above day, any comment about this hotel. E.g.: Location, room, and other?

Sorry can't help 'cuz I never try here before

2. From the CKS airport, is there what transport should I take? e.g.: bus, train, or taxi that can reach the hotel/place?

once you exit from the gate after taking your luggage, on your left will be those bus company eg. kuo Kuang, Freego, Evergreen that will take you to various part of Taipei. Check out where is your Hotel near to.

3. As I will be travel with jetstarasia, as you know by the time when I reach the airport + travel to the hotel it will be quite late. So my main concern is should I inform the hotel that I will be check-in late or by default will they hold for me? And I have paid all the hotel cost already. By the way I book the hotel through jetstarasia website under octopustravel-asia.

Call to confirm again.

4. I will be confuse as if I read through all the 280+ page in this forum, so I request that if your itinerary match with my travel day(5D4N) and same hotel or same travel day + different hotel but still in xinmentin. So is there possible that you share your detail itinerary with me? And sorry for the trouble cause.

I would really SUGGEST THAT YOU DO READ UP MOST OF THE PAGES; really useful for you in going to place to place. Use the search function to look for 5D4N itenerary in here.

I can provide one which I copied from this thread:


5D4N
13 July – Wednesday
1.15pm – Arrives Taipei!!!
2.30pm – Check-in Hotel
3.00pm – Taipei Metro Station + Xin Guang San Yue + Guang Hua + Sung Chiang (will take MRT from Taipei Metro to Zhongxiaoxinsheng)
7.30pm – Dinner with friend at Zhongxiao Dunhua

14 July – Thursday
Wake up by 8.00am
9.30am – Arrive at Beitou
Hot Spring (about 2 hours)
Hot Spring Museum (about ½ an hour)
Walk around Beitou
12.30pm – Depart for Tienmu + Lunch
3.00pm – Take MRT to Danshui
Shopping, walking around, look at Scenary – Lao Jie
Go to Yu Ren Ma Tuo (take bus Red 26)
7.00pm – Watch Lover’s Bridge light up
7.30pm – Depart for Shilin Night Market + Dinner

15 July – Friday
Wake up by 8.45am – Buy unlimited MRT pass
9.00am – Breakfast at Guting (Ding Tai Feng)
10.00am – CKS Memorial Hall – Take Photo
10.45am – Lungshan Temple – Optional
11.15am – Ximending + lunch
3.00pm – Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall – Take Photo
3.20pm – Taipei 101 + New York New York + Warner + Wufenpu + Raohe
7.30pm – Huaxi Jie (look at snakes) – Optional
8.00pm – Shilin Night Market, OR
7.30pm – Ximending until about 10pm then head to Shilin Night Market
8.00pm – Shilin Night Market

16 July – Saturday
Wake up by 7.00am
7.30am – Take MRT to Hsin Dian, take bus from Hsin Dian to Wulai, OR Take bus
from Taipei Railway Station
9.00am – Arrives Wulai for sightseeing
Cable Car + Yunxian Park
12.30pm – Depart Wulai to Taipei
2.00pm – Arrive Taipei Metro + Lunch
3.30pm – Head to Keelung
10.00pm – Return to Taipei (Bus Ticket approximately NTDD45)

17 July – Sunday
9.00am – Breakfast at Taipei Metro + last minute shopping!!!
11.45am – Depart for airport
2.20pm – Flight back to Singapore


5. What are the safety concern should I look for, since I travel along without experience ?

Erhm..Security wise, is comparable to that in Singapore. Whenever you are not too sure of directions, just ask the taiwanese. Out of topic, Bring UMBRELLA for sunny/rainy days


Thank alot man !!!!!!!!!!
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hi after reading over 100 ++ pages i still have some doubts to clear

i'm going with my gf and we r around mid twenties so we looking to go places which can shop and eat and play... there r a lot of info already but just need a little help to clear some of my doubts .. thanks a lot
3) one of the day i plan to go Yeliu, Jiu Fen, Keelung in a day but how do i get to Yeliu ? den from wad i had read jiu fen has nice lightnings at nite while keelung is more happening at nite too. how do i plan for this day ?

my ideal plan for this day will be:
Yeliu -> JiuFen -> Keelung (Miao Kou St Market)

Directions, please read here: http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showp...postcount=4280
and do searches in this thread


4)for Wu Fen Pu wad time do i reach there ? cuz around 6 some started to close shop already

Best is to arrive there at around 3-4pm. Most shops close around 930pm - 10pm.

1st day (Fri)

1700 arrive at CKS airport
1830 arrive at star hotel
1930 head to shilin market

2nd day (Sat)

0900 XMD
1200 Guanghua
?? not sure wad else near to go ??

You can go SYS Memorial Hall, Taipei 101, NYNY, warner village etc.
3rd day (Sun)
1000 head for Zhong hsiao dong lu
1400 Wu Fen Pu => Raohe Night Market

4th day (Mon)
1000 head to Yeliu to see the rock formation
1400 head to Jiu Fen
1800 head to Keelung

5th day (Tue)
1000 head to Beitou for hot spring
1500 head to Danshui for the food and lovers bridge
2000 head to Shilin market


6th day (Wed)
1200 checkout of hotel
1300 XMD
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Thank alot man !!!!!!!!!!
Wow, quick reply! You're welcome
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:24 AM   #4317
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thanks chuan3205 a lot
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Old 10-07-2006, 02:14 PM   #4318
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To share with the fourmers here....

i went to lucky plaza yest to check the exchange rate and the person quoted 20.25 so i tot it was a good rate and share with the ppl here...
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Another piece of good news...

there is guessx3 recording on the 17th and 31st july... but the person say better to call and book the tixs in advance as there are alot of ppl going for the show during this period.
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My planned itinerary.. Thanks to all the posts in this forum...
Advices will be most welcomed..


Day1 – 24th July, Mon

1300hrs flight from S'pore => reach CKS Airport Terminal 1 ~1740hrs

π Get the free prepaid card, Tourist pass, maps.

π Freego bus to Future Star Hotel (NT 135)

π Check-in Future Star Hotel

π Shilin Night market (MRT to Jian Tan – Buy the Easy card at the station – 500NT, 100NT refundable deposit)



Day2 – 25th July, Tue

π Long Shan temple (MRT to Long Shan)

π CKS memorial hall (MRT to CKS memorial hall)

π Lunch at Ding Tai Fung (MRT to Guting)

π Ice monster desert (Exit, turn left into alley)

π Taipei main station shopping (Buy tickets for HuaLien train NT445 per trip)

π Ximenting



Day3 – 26th July, Wed

π Yeliu (Kuo Kuang (02-2558 3060) Bus from the North Station of KuoKuang
Bus in Taipei Near Taipei Main Station - NT80 per head Bus 19)


π Jiufen (From the bus stop opposite, take the Keelung bus. Fare is 44NT. From Keelung, take a bus to Jiu Fen. 44NT)

π Kee Lung (Kee Lung Bus)

π Miao Kou Street (Cross the overhead bridge, down the stairs on left and walk straight)

π Stay over at Jiufen for the night scenery (九份民宿龍門客棧 – yet to book)



Day4 – 27th July, Thu

π Shifen (Bus to Ruifang, Train to Shifen)

π Head back to Taipei (Train to Ruifang, change train back to Taipei main station)

π Shopping at underground mall (Zhong xiao xin sheng to zhong xiao dun hua)

π Desert at Tang Chao (to ZhongXiao DunHua station. Exit 4)

π ShiLin night market



Day5 – 28th July, Fri

π Breakfast at Ah Zhong mian xian

π SYS merorial hall (MRT to SYS memorial hall)

π Taipei City hall (Taipei 101, Warner Village, New York New York, SingKong Mitsukoshi)

π Lunch

π Wu Fen Pu (MRT to Hou Shan Pi exit 4)

π Raohe Night market (exit WuFenPu at the Songshan Railway Station Exit, cross the bridge)


Day6 – 29th July, Sat

π Ximending

π Danshui (MRT To Dan Shui)

π Yu Ren Ma Tou (Ferry from Danshui 40NT per trip)

π Miramar Ferris wheel (MRT to Jian Tan – Bus 167/ MRT to Yuangshan. Exit #1 cross road diagonally to Soccer Stadium bus stop. Take 21, Red 2 both very frequent. or 247, 287



Day7 – 30th July, Sun

π HuaLien (Train from Taipei train station)

π Stay at minsu (yet to book)


Day8 – 31th July, Mon

π Back to Taipei in afternoon

π Guess x 3 recording (730pm to 11pm MRT to Kunyang station. Then take taxi/bus22 to Zhong Shi TV Station)



Day9 – 1st Aug, Tue

π Wulai (From the Hsintien MRT station, take a bus that goes directly to Wulai)

π Gong Guan Night Market (MRT to Gong Guan exit 4)



Day10 – 2nd Aug, Wed

π Taipei main station (last min shopping)

π Ximenting (last min shopping)

π Leave for airport

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